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Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, the brand new incarnation of the original Siskel & Ebert, premieres on January 21. Originally, the two critics who were going to butt heads on the balcony were Christy Lemire of the Associated Press and Elvis Mitchell, formerly of the New York Times. Mitchell bowed out, though, and Ebert and his wife Chaz, producers of the show, have been searching for a replacement. They’ve found him in the person of Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, a 24-year-old movie blogger. Read more about the world’s newest, famous film critic after the jump. Read More »
As the year comes to a close, more Top 10 lists are being published. Last week pulitzer prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert filed his annual listing of the top 10 movies of 2010. Hit the jump to find out what movies made Roger’s list this year.
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Roger Ebert recently tweeted that the new incarnation of the movie review show he helped pioneer, now called Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies is set to premiere on January 21 in 194 markets in the United States and on the Armed Forces Network worldwide. Click here to find out which markets are locked up.
When the show was announced in September, famous film critics Elvis Mitchell, formerly of the New York Times and The Associated Press‘s Christy Lemire were all set to host. However, the Chicago Sun-Times is now reporting that Mitchell has been dropped and they’re considering replacing him with “a young male in his mid-20s with little or no experience as a movie critic or as a TV talent.” Oh no. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The current controversy over the Motion Picture Association of America slapping Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine with an NC-17 rating, and then repealing it, has once again brought into question the usefulness of the MPAA as a whole. In fact, renowned film critic Roger Ebert goes so far to say that “there are only two meaningful ratings: R and not-R” and has called for a total overhaul of the system because, in his words, “our national standards of taste have changed.”
Ebert cites the example of The King’s Speech, which carries an R rating for “some language.” For anyone who hasn’t seen the movie (and we urge you to check it out) there is only one scene with any vulgar language. And while the one scene does have multiple uses of the F-word, the rest of the movie is tame. Compare that to something like 2012 which was rated PG-13 also for “some language” in addition to “intense disaster sequences.” While there wasn’t much language, director Roland Emmerich (possible spoiler coming up) pretty much ended the world, killing billions of people in the process. So mass genocide gets a PG-13 while The King’s Speech gets an R. That simply doesn’t seem right.
What does Ebert propose we do? And do we agree? Read more after the jump. Read More »
Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel defined the televised movie review, so in the wake of the demise of the last version of At the Movies, it is wonderful and appropriate that Ebert is bringing At the Movies back to television. Even better, Roger Ebert Presents: At the Movies will go back to the show’s original home: public television. Hopefully that will ease off some of the pressure that caused the cancellation of the most recent incarnation, which featured AO Scott and Michael Phillips.
Roger Ebert Presents: At the Movies launches in January 2011. All the details are after the break. Read More »
During Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC earlier today, it was announced that Netflix is developing an app for the iPhone which would allow customers to stream movies on their iPhone.
Following the announcement of the Netflix iPhone app, Pulitzer prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert tweeted that he
“will never, ever, watch a movie on my iPhone.” Ebert’s comment made me wonder — how many of you have, or would ever, watch a movie on an iPhone (or iPhone sized device)?
Personally, I would have loved to have had such an app in my years taking the Muni across town in San Francisco, but others seem strongly opposed to watching movies on a small media device. It’s not like this is anything new, people buy/rent movies throughiTunes and watch them on their phone every day. I’ve never watched a movie, but I have watched television episodes on the device.
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